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Le Gouvernement et les entreprises s’engagent dans des réformes de facilitation du commerce

Le Ministère de l’Industrie, de l’Investissement, du Commerce et de l’Economie numérique et l’Alliance Mondiale pour la Facilitation des Echanges, en présence de l’Agence Nationale des Ports, de l’Office National de Sécurité Sanitaire des produits Alimentaires, de l’Ambassade d’Allemagne à Rabat, et des autres partenaires du projet, ont signé aujourd’hui un accord de mise en œuvre d’un nouveau projet de facilitation des échanges visant à automatiser certaines procédures d’import et d’export en conformité avec l’Accord sur la facilitation des échanges de l’Organisation Mondiale du Commerce.

Government and business commit to trade facilitation reforms

Representatives from the Ministry of Industry, Investment, Commerce and Digital Economy and the Global Alliance for Trade Facilitation, in the presence of Agence Nationale des Ports (ANP), the Office National de Sécurité Sanitaire des Produits Alimentaires (ONSSA), the Embassy of Germany in Rabat, and other project partners, today signed an agreement to implement a new trade facilitation project with the aim of automating certain import and export processes in line with the World Trade Organization’s Trade Facilitation Agreement.

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Organization of Women in International Trade conference, October 24-25

The Organization of Women in International Trade (OWIT) – a non-profit, professional organization that supports the advancement of women in international trade and business – held its 18th Annual World Conference in Nairobi, Kenya, in partnership with OWIT’s Nairobi chapter. Alliance Director Philippe Isler participated in the event, describing the Alliance’s work in modernizing the cross-border movement of goods and the importance of trade facilitation to women’s economic empowerment, particularly in developing countries. Philippe’s presentation also looked at how public-private partnerships are vital to identifying problem areas in customs processes.

Business process analysis training

Last week, 25 participants from 12 different ministries, border agencies and the private sector attended a full-day training session on how to use business process analysis as a tool to streamline and automate trade-related processes using international best practice.

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Trade boosting project launches in Sri Lanka

Minister of Development Strategies and International Trade, Malik Samarawickrama, together with representatives from Sri Lanka’s public and private sectors came together last week to launch a new trade facilitation project to develop the framework for a multi-country consolidation (MCC) hub.

Digital Dividends in the Age of the Micro-Multinational

Toby Edwards from Shipa Freight and Sushant Palakurthi Rao from Agility, talk about how technology is supporting SMEs to grow and expand into new markets as opportunities previously available to much larger companies are now available to all. Trade facilitation ensures that their growth does not stop at the border.

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Tender – Call for Proposals: Survey researcher needed

The Global Alliance is conducting an open tender for procuring an Individual Consultant or Consultancy Firm to conduct face-to-face interviews with enterprises in Cartagena, Colombia aiming to capture the total transport and logistics costs (TTLC) along the supply chain of automotive, food and beverages sectors. The deadline for applications is 02 November.

New Alliance project to support Brazilian trade

Today (6th August) in São Paulo the Global Alliance for Trade Facilitation and Brazil’s National Institute of Metrology, Quality and Technology (INMETRO) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to mark the launch of a new trade facilitation project in Brazil, aiming to boost Brazil’s international trade and implement the WTO’s Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA).